A Heritage Restoration
Mark and Nicky were looking for a new chapter after raising two (now adult) sons in the busy heart of Sydney. We dreamed of a life which was closer to nature, kinder to the earth and was part of a like-minded community where we could spend
"interesting times with interesting people"
Our dream became reality when we moved to Narara Ecovillage in late 2019. There we have lovingly restored a beautiful heritage-listed home -Bellbird House- which was built in 1915 and nestles next to the Strickland State Forest surrounded by interesting villagers who are building sustainable homes in a diverse, environmentally-conscious and inspiring Ecovillage community.
Visitors are welcome to the Ecovillage to find out about how to join our dynamic community, or to explore the many wonders and attractions of the Central Coast less than 1 hour North of Sydney.
Your spacious room is totally private with your own private entrance, ensuite bathroom, tea/coffee-making, wifi, TV and twin or king-size bed in a uniquely tasteful heritage setting. Sun-dappled deck and garden nook are yours to enjoy the tranquility over a sun-downer as you plan your time in the Ecovillage, walks in the Strickland Forest across the road or explore the Central Coast
Located in our heritage-listed house dating from 1915 your spacious en-suite room has been lovingly restored to retain its charming heritage character but with all the modern comforts you would expect.
Fittings and fixtures and all furniture and personal touches in the home were carefully sourced second-hand to reduce waste and recycle/upcycle wherever possible in keeping with the Ecovillage philosophy.
We hope it feels like your country nest away from home, a base to explore the Ecovillage or the many wonders of the beautiful Central Coast.
The guest room is spacious but cosy, completely private with your own entrance, seating on the verandah and secluded garden nook to enjoy the afternoon sunshine. Tea and coffee making facilities in your room. Beautiful en-suite bathroom completes your facilities.
Let us know if you prefer a luxurious super king-size bed or twin king-single beds.
Whilst we no longer operate as a regular B&B, we are open to private guests on request.
Continental breakfast provided in your room with fridge, tea and coffee-making facilities
We're on NBN, so lightning fast WiFi is available
Enjoy your own private Garden nook, and wander the gardens and pathways of the Ecovillage
Yoga at Home
Book a private yoga session on our expansive verandah with your host Mark who is a hugely experienced yoga teacher
Smart TV in your room
Explore stunning trails only 150m from your door in Strickland Forest. From 20 mins to 2 hours
THINGS TO ENJOY
Check out events, social gatherings, educational workshops and more in this amazing Ecovillage community.
Join a volunteer permaculture group, help out in our "Triple-span" greenhouse or join a regular Village workshop in permaculture techniques
Blissful relaxation massage in the privacy of your room to unwind and really enjoy country life. (subject to availability)
Classic Afternoon Devonshire tea
Relax in our peaceful gardens with scones, jam, tea and a touch of history.
Book a Village Tour
Take a personalised tour to see all the quirks, beauty and inspiration in our village community and what it's like to be a member here.
Private Bird Tour
2-hour early morning or evening
private tour with our resident enthusiast (and neighbour) Richard. Max two people.
Relax by the dam
Explore our beautiful freshwater dam on foot, picnic next to the forest, admire nature.
Gosford City Farmers’ Market
Local produce, preserves, crafts and food. Every Sunday at Gosford Showground, 7am – 12pm. FREE
Community yoga class
8 - 9am join our Saturday morning community class in the Village Hall (taught by your host Mark) $10/person
Bellbird House was absolutely stunning. The photos don’t do it justice – such a lovely space and the verandah and private garden area was truly lovely. All items and furniture were beautifully chosen.
The hosts were super friendly and welcoming yet gave me my own space which I enjoyed. I really appreciated the little notes and tips for a better stay e.g. walking in the old growth forest and what’s on in the village.
The food was yummy, homemade and wholesome. I will definitely come stay again!
Kirsten: April 2022